Sunday, June 21, 2009
This might just be my new favorite summer drink!! I love red wine, but the fruit gave it that summertime feeling and some added sweetness.
by Emeril Lagasse
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1 large lemon
1 large orange
1 small apple
1 750ml bottle dry red wine
1/2 cup Grand Marnier (I used Cointreau)
Combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat and cook until the sugar dissolves.
Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Thinly slice 1/2 of the lemon and 1/2 of the orange.
Add the lemon and orange slices to a large pitcher.
Juice the other halves of the lemon and orange and add the juice and the rinds to the pitcher.
Core and thinly slice the apple, and add it to the pitcher.
Add wine, Grand Marnier, and the chilled syrup to the pitcher and stir.
Refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours.
Serve straight up or on the rocks with some of the fruit.